Of buying a new house, that is.
I have generally refrained from buying new stuff for this house we’re currently living in (with the exception of comforters, etc for the boys’ rooms and a few small things here and there), knowing all along that we were not staying here forever. So literally, I’ve been waiting years for this time to arrive. The time to shop.
I’m so excited that I have to share some of my finds with you, bloggy friends!
First up: spare bedroom. We’ve not had an actual spare room for quite a while, but we do have a mattress/boxsprings and bed frame (which my dad made for me when I was little!) that I am going to be repainting, a little bedside table that I’ll be painting, the dresser that our boys used in their nursery but we no longer have a need for, and our old rocking chair (I can’t part with it even though no babies need to be rocked anymore). So for furniture, we’re set. For bedding, I bought this on an incredible Black Friday deal last year, from KMart of all places:
This is the girliest room in the house! Sorry to our male guests.
I found this lamp today at my favoritest store EVER, HomeGoods.
In the master bedroom, we’re keeping our furniture but getting new bedding. After much debate, online and brick-and-mortar shopping, we’ve decided on this set. Except that the pillows are a tad boring, so I got a couple from Target (my other favorite store) that I like, and I might use the bolster from the Penney’s set.
That is, if the Mr. likes it, too. UPDATED: He likes it! That way we can accent with some orange in the room as well. Which I know sounds weird, but I think we can make it work. And our bathroom is getting a similar green/brown/white treatment, so it will coordinate but not match. Thank you, HomeGoods, for the tons of towels.
Jack Henry’s room is getting a makeover, too, but it’s going to have to wait because of the complicated painting I want to do in there. I saw an MLS listing and copied the picture a while back, and I found the comforter in the pictures totally by chance at Target last weekend. I freaked out, because I was sure it was a Pottery Barn Kids quilt that wasn’t being made anymore and that I was just going to have to improvise. But no! Here is it. Behold the cuteness.
The boys’ bathroom will have this shower curtain that I stressed over majorly for some reason…I’m usually pretty decisive about things but I wasn’t this time.
Main floor half bath will be painted (oh, and I haven’t mentioned it yet, but nearly every room is getting paint) a light cocoa color to go with these towels. Here’s a picture of some little things to hang on the wall in that bathroom with one of the towels. I promise it coordinates better in person.
In the “we’ll be assembling some furniture” category, we have these stools for the kitchen bar.
Now, I need to go spend some serious alone time at the paint store getting swatches and making some decisions on that front. It’s been a fun couple of days! This part is making the exhausting hours and days of prepping our house for market and the showings totally worth it.